Hey you from Gator Sports @ the Sun. Welcome & introduce yourself!

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  1. Solari
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    Lately I've noticed an influx of folks from the Gator Sports forums over at the Gainesville Sun. Come on in and feel free to make yourself at home. Why not take a moment to introduce yourself so we can get to know you better?

    As for myself, I'm a lifelong Gator fan (born and bred through several generations). I and a friend started up GatorCountry.com back in 1996 as a way to share our passion for the Orange and Blue. Even today we're still the only 100% independent Gator media business owned and operated by Gator fans such as yourself.

    Make sure you check our front page often as we post tons of stories daily, including some really cool football film room breakdowns and analysis. You already know what happened, what we wanna do is dig into the hows and whys.

    Our message boards are open and friendly and we have a team of moderators to help keep things flowing and orderly.

    Come on in and sit on the couch, popcorn's over there, beer's there, and the TVs are on. Say hi!

    Enjoy,
    Ray
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    I would like to welcome to all our new folks as well. I am one of the forum admins and I deal mostly with help and customer issues so if you need anything just start a conversation with me and I will do what I can to help you out.
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    And let me add my welcome to GatorCountry!

    In a very short time you'll get hooked as I was back in August 2000 and won't want to go anywhere else!

    It's great to be a GatorCountry Florida Gator! :)
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    Thanks Guys. I don't know why I haven't migrated to this site sooner. I always thought this was just a pay-site, not that I mind, but I am sporadic in how much I am on the boards so it never appealed to me. I have three children, two boys and a girl that keep me busy along with my career. I attended my first UF football game when I was 6, 39 years ago when Jimmy Dubose took one 80 yards on the first play from scrimmage. I was hooked. My Dad graduated from UF, and I from Stetson (I had an athletic scholarship there and would have had to walk on at UF). I grew up in Jacksonville, and St. Augustine and have lived all over the south but thankfully back in Florida.

    I look forward to getting to know you guys and chiming in on all things UF. "In all kinds of weather, we all stick together" (except on the GSMB). Sorry, had to get the dig.

    Cheers,
    Christian - "G8RByte"
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    From one family to another, welcome! ; ) Hope you enjoy, be sure to let your other GS friends know they're welcome here.

    Ray
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    Welcome, let us know if ever need any help!
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    Thanks Guys, and I will let a few of the guys know from GS.
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    I used an abbreviation of my username over there.....gardnerwebbalumnigator. I was a tad over-vocal over there. This place seems more professional and better ran, so I'll lay low and observe for the most part. Like others, I was more under the impression this was a 100% pay site. Gardner-Webb grad, living outside of Charlotte, NC, born and raised in the TB area and attended then SPJC before transferring up here.

    Now if I can figure out how to download a daggone avatar correctly......:mad:
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    Howdy. Thanks for the welcomes. Had been staying away from there more and more because of what it had become. Used to lurk here a long time ago. Go Gators!
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    Rollin. Just saying hi. From the other site, where "moderation" (the act of banning for having contrary views) had become the norm. :)
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    Movin on over. Don't know what happened over there. Don't post much but here I am. My brother took me to some games in the 50's so been a fan since the mid 50's
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    Will repeat my message, welcome and if you need something start up a conversation with me (click the little envelope right above the forums)
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    Good to see you GardnerWebb...always enjoyed your takes on the other site. I used to post a lot over there, but not in the last few years.
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    Thanks guys, have had an account over here but predominantly "wasted my time" over on the GSMB. I think I'm going to like this site much more. Tempted to spend the $$$ for a membership.
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    Take the plunge we run specials twice a year and Father's Day is one of those, the other being Black Friday.

    See our little blurb about it at the top of our forum pages to get up to $20 off or write me..
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    Me too Soligator.
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    Hey everyone.

    My name is Nick and I'm the beat reporter over here at GC. I was born and raised a Gator fan in south Florida to two Gator alums. I went to undergrad at UCF after trying my hand playing baseball at Greensboro College (I quickly found out there's not a market for short, slow outfielder's who hit .250)

    I look forward to seeing new faces on the board and if you decide to take the plunge and get a membership (great time to jump on the Father's Day offer we're running now) interacting with you over on the premium boards.

    If you need anything at all please click on the picture of me back in the glory days (to the left) and shoot me a direct message.
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    Hey g8rbyte, I think I remember seeing your posts.
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    Hey everyone, thanks for the welcome. I got busy with work and came back to find the GSMB had been shuttered. My name over there was Gator^2. I am a lifelong Gator fan in a family of Gators. My wife is pregnant with twins due right at the beginning of Sept so its going to be one heck of a season!
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